My mom always said that when she was little she wanted to be an elephant when she grew up. We always gave her elephant stuffed animals as gifts, or cards with elephants. And somehow, the Universe was listening or something in the stars aligned, because the Beanie Babie Ellie the Elephant had the same birthday as Mom.
I have an inspiration wall to get me feeling better about writing and such, lots of quotes. But there is a postcard of a watercolor/woodcut showing an elephant walking on top of a canopy of trees.
I like to think this (totally adorable) elephant is in karmic connection with my mom.